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More than 12.7 billion Forint sewage program starts in Nyíregyháza2011. november 09.
The European Commission approved Nyíregyháza’s European Union-funded flagship project regarding sewage disposal and wastewater treatment in Nyíregyháza and the surrounding region.
With the 12.7 billion Forint investment, a new and still missing wastewater drainage system will be built, the Nyíregyháza Wastewater Treatment Facility II will be put back in operation, and a new, more modern composting works will be built to handle sewage slurry using up-to-date methods.
Thanks to the new investment, the current coverage level of 81% drainage will be increased to 96%. The project will significantly decrease soil pollution together with above- and below-ground water pollution; this cleaner and healthier environment will be provided for 130 thousand residents.
In Nyíregyháza and its annexes Nyírpazony, Kótaj and Kálmánház, a wastewater drainage system has been built. At the same time, in the principal town of the county there are numerous streets and street segments which had been excluded from the preceding sewage investment, as well as new areas of the town and other outlying areas which still have not been given their own drainage system.
Presently, a 207km long drainage channel will be laid down as an initial expansion, and more than eight thousand households will be connected to it. The works will involve the reconstruction of 180 thousand square meters of roads and pedestrian walkways. In the project, a total 146km of drainage will be built, or rather be renewed, and 89 riser pumps will be installed.
In October last year the government decided to support the project and in the same months sent its approval to Brussels. The contract for the wastewater treatment facility and composting farm is expected to be signed in the middle of July, while for the drainage system the contracts will be signed at the end of July.
The project may materialize from an estimated more than 12.7 billion Forints of which 9.9 billion will be European Union funds; completion is expected at the end of December 2011.
The Nyíregyháza wastewater treatment project’s notable element is the development and expansion of the disused Wastewater Treatment Facility II.
This facility not only relieves the overburdened sewage farm I, but it can service future annexed town areas as well as the already serviced areas whose consumption will be rising in the future. After the expansion of the facility and the total replacement of the mechanical equipment it will be capable of receiving 500 cubic meters of waste water daily.
Also, another element of the Nyíregyháza investment is to construct a new composting farm on the land of the old, outmoded composting farm. The new composting farm will receive the slurry from both of the wastewater treatment facilities, with a daily capacity of 10.81 tons.